Archive for May, 2011

Punch!CAD Tip: Quick Trimming

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Trim tool is used to re-limit curves to other objects. Located in the Curve Utilities palette this tool is one of the most frequently used tools to modify curve extents. curveutils

Several useful tips related to the Trim tool are:

  • Press the Shift Key to extend the number of objects selected
  • Press the Control Key (Option Key Mac) to extend the curve to a selected boundary
  • Press the Control Key (Option Key Mac) to keep the selected curve after the trim is performed

    Another useful tip when using the Trim tool is using it in conjunction with Select All. Selected objects not only serve as a trim boundary, but can be trimmed as well depending on where you click with the mouse. Check out the video below demonstrating the Trim tool.
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